Definitely gonna go with the latter. Even working 9-5 every day, I am really enjoying the fact that it is summer.

I went out to the arboretum yesterday afternoon and took a hike with Jesus. We chatted. I thought about Charlie Hall's lyrics, "And as we talked I was speechless, for my heart pounded. And as we walked a little while, I knew that I'd been found. Here I am no more disguised, no longer blinded. I see it clear: I am yours, I am yours! And YOU are breathtaking, and breath giving." It made me happy. I think I might go again this afternoon and take the camera this time. There are some amazing trees and flowers out there. And this really cool fort up in the trees. Definitely going to wear tennis shoes and bugscreen if I go again today!

Picking between two good options is hard. I'm trying to decide if I want to go to Atlanta this weekend and maybe get to hang out with Lauren a little bit or if I want to stay in T-town and hang out with Austin on Saturday. Then there's the wildcard option: going to visit my parents since this is the last chance I will get before I go to Tokyo (I would probably also head down to the beach on Saturday if I picked this option). Well, it's nice to have choices, even if it's tough to reach a decision!

On a different note: I don't know where my recent love of carrots has come from! I used to hate carrots, but lately I am eating them ALL the time! Hooray for carrots. I like the raw, organic ones.

Another thing I love: Singing!!! I'm rocking out with the Rent soundtrack once again.
Jumping on the bandwagon
1:13 PM | Author: Misty
Apparently all the cool kids are doing it...

Make a list of 20 people you know:

1. Becca
2. Jess
3. Robyn
4. Kat
5. Stu
6. Wabe
7. B Moss!
8. jm
9. Brittany Rhodes
10. Kyle 'Sexy Biscuit' Gunnels
11. Chris
12. Lauren D.
13. Annaliese (because she would be sad to be left off another ganked list)
14. The Converse
15. Micah
16. My fred Wolly
17. Brainwater
18. Lace Face
19. Hef
20. KT Hicks

Answer the following:

--How did you meet 13?

I think it was at the Oscar party at Kat's and Robyn's apartment? I don't know, I just remember that by the time I met her I was sick of getting asked, "You know Annaliese, right?"

--What would you do if you never met 5?

Hmm ... if I had never met Stuart, I would not have had near as many fun late night card games lately, and one less person to share ice-cream-buying adventures with!

--What do you honestly think of 10?

I like Kyle Gunnels. I think he's a pretty cool kid.

--Would or did 19 and 8 date?

Well, that would require Hef breaking up with her boy and one of them moving (to Virginia or Alabama). And I don't think they are really that compatible. Hef is a little too silly, and jm is a little too... jm. I think they would be friends, though, if they ever met.

--Have you ever liked 3?

I LOVE 3! :) She's my future roomie.

--If 1 died tomorrow, what is one thing that you would need him/her to know?

I would just want her to know that I respect and love her a lot.

--Would 2 and 11 make a good couple?

Heck naw!

--Describe 7 in 3 words:

Friendly, fun, considerate

--Do you think 12 is hot?

Incredibly hot! She's a member of the Hottie McHottHott Club.

--Would 1 and 17 make a lovely couple?

Hehe, no, I don't think so. Besides, Rebecca is pretty taken.

--What do you think when you see 8?

Josh Mallory!

--Tell me something humiliating about 11.

Oh, there are so many stories I could tell. This one time, we were at IHOP and Chris had an inner-ear reaction (he gets really loopy when this happens). He stared at his straw for a really long time before declaring, "THIS... is Christina Aguilera." Yeah, we left pretty quickly after that.

--Do you know any of 3's family members?

Yes! I know Kat and Jimmy, plus I met their parents the other day.

--What's 20's favorite color?

I'm not sure, but I'll guess blue.

--On a scale of 1-10 how cute is 14?

You must realize that I have heard this boy fart and belch countless times and that he has all but lived at our house the past year ... so I'll give him a 6. He does look like Dr. Nelson, after all. :)

--What would you do if 4 just professed his undying love for you?

I would be really glad that I was moving in with Robyn instead of her. And then I would be rather concerned. Unless she had been drinking ... ;)

--What language does 19 speak?


--Is 9 a boy or a girl?

Girl, all the way

--Would 18 and 4 make a good couple?

This survey is trying really hard to make Kathryn a lesbian...

--What grade is 17 in?

Brainwater is in college. I think he is now a senior.

--When was the last time you talked to 12?

Last Saturday

--What is 3's favorite band?

Hmm... I know she likes Dave Barnes a lot.

--Does 1 have any siblings?


--Would you ever date 6?

Dating Wabe would be like dating my brother. I love him to death, but it would not work.

--Would you ever date 7?

Sheesh, all these dating questions. No, I wouldn't date Brooks. As I have told him before, he has a lot of great qualities that I find attractive, but I would not actually date him.

--Is 15 single?

As far as I know

--What is 19s last name?


--What is 5's middle name?

I know, but I'm not sure if I am allowed to share it with the world. If you want to know, ask him. I think it's a cool middle name.

--What is 10's fantasy?

I dunno, but it might just involve a sexy biscuit!

--Would 14 and 19 make a good couple?

They are both taken. But if that was not the case, then I think they would have a lot of fun together.

--What school does 16 go to?

UA, for a few more months

--What school does 1 go to?

UA! (Roll Tide)

--Where does 9 live?

Enterprise, Alabama

--Would you make out with 6?

Ew! No.

--Are 2 and 5 best friends?

Friends, but not best

--Is 20 older than you?

Nope, she is a youngin!
Some more face-rocking lyrics
11:02 AM | Author: Misty
Paint me with Your purity
That I'd attract Your majesty
When others boast in fame and gold
The purest place is where I'll go

The purest place I will draw near
Do what it takes to keep me here
In the center of Your heart
The purest place is where You are

It's not with masses, not with kings
Not in these songs, or offerings
Not in this life, or what it brings
The purest place is You my King

If there's such thing as too beautiful
If there's such things as too wonderful
If there's such thing as too marvelous
Jesus it's You, Jesus it's You

It's You my King,
It's You my King
The purest place, is You my King

-The Purest Place, Watermark
Here's my current top 10 list:

1. Summer is here, and school is OUT! I survived my first semester of grad school with a 3.5 GPA (B is for BOO as someone so eloquently put it ... sorry, can't remember whom ... doggone EN 510 class). I learned so much this semester, especially in my CSE 563 class.

2. Lost is getting really good, and the season finale is coming up in a few weeks. I'm excited...

3. I have some extraordinary friends. They have made the past few weeks immensely more enjoyable. Anybody you can play Skipbo with on a Friday night is cool in my book. And late night trips to Ruby Tuesday plus random road trips to see parents are sweet!

4. Since I actually have a little bit of free time to read, here are a few books I have enjoyed lately: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, which I have finally finished and found to be phenomenal; Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver; Me Talk Pretty One by David Sedaris. More to come later this summer...

5. Check out Annaliese's blog (, especially her latest post. I will be making a list soon...

6. I've just recently starting going to Pour Cafe(, but it's awesome! Andy Zipf, who I've heard is great, is playing tonight, along with Zachary Kale, who I know is great. Check it out if you are in T-town!

7. We stopped by Cheesecake Factory on the way home from the Thomas's last night. Vanilla bean cheesecake might be the best thing ever.

8. Crystal Light On-the-Go packets are pretty awesome, especially the peach tea ones!

9. Blockbuster Video has a Rewards Card that you can purchase for $10 per year -- it is totally worth it. I went on a movie-watching frenzy last week, and it did not empty my wallet.

10. Crash. If you haven't seen it, it's worth watching. There's a reason it won Best Picture at the Oscars.